ISLAMABAD July 18 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Monday called for changing the traditional mode of thinking for a creative and innovative approach towards science to come at par with developed countries.
The President made the remarks while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 41st International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs.
President Mamnoon called for immediate measures for
changing the curriculum to attain scientific progress.
The President lauded the efforts of Pakistan Atomic
Energy Commission (PAEC) over the past four decades for
hosting the Nathiagali Summer College for the development of science and technology in the country.
The President said that PAEC and similar institutions
should present viable recommendations to the Government in the light of their experiences to encourage the children to pursue education in these disciplines from their early academic life.
He said nations have excelled in the fields of industry,
trade, defence and economy on the basis of science and
technology and creative thinking.
“In this respect, private and government educational
institutions need to pay attention toward the field of
science,” the President said.
The President said that young generation was intelligent
and talented but there was a need to guide them in the right
direction. He said if they were imparted proper training then
they can play a distinctive role in the development of
President Mamnoon said that it was everyone’s
responsibility to revitalize country’s academic and research
institutions by inculcating scientific thinking in the new
He called for providing them with all required resources
and facilities to enable them pursue research activities in
true academic spirit.
The President stressed upon the need to further improve
the condition of existing libraries in Pakistan. He called for
establishing new libraries while linking existing ones with
leading libraries of the world to help young scientists and
researchers access information from around the world.
The President noted that the youngsters were often able
to generate new and useful ideas while working on various
research projects but due to financial limitations and lack of
opportunities, they were unable to introduce these inventions at industrial level.
“If we can establish strong linkages between our
academic and scientific institutions with the industrial
sector then we can make further progress in the scientific
field,” the President said.
President Mamnoon said Summer College and other such
research institutions should come forward and present
suggestions to the government and educational institutions so as to put the country on the path to progress.
The President noted with appreciation that a large number of institutions affiliated with education and research were attending the event.
Director General Strategic Plans Division Lt. General Mazhar Jamil, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
(PAEC) Muhammad Naeem and senior officials were present.